Entry-Level Home Health Aide Salary

The average Entry-Level Home Health Aide can expect to rake in roughly $10.11 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and roughly a seventh earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$12,081 - $39,386
$12K
$21K
$39K
MEDIAN: $21,287
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$8.43 - $13.54
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MEDIAN: $10.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,081 - $39,386  
   
Bonus
$14.95 - $970  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$17,323 - $29,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.43 - $13.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.85  
Overtime
$9.20 - $19.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$14.95 - $970  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,323 - $29,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,481

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Popular Employer Salaries for Home Health Aide


Visiting Angels, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Home Instead Senior Home Care, Partners In Care, and Allen Health Care Services are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Home Health Aides. Visiting Angels, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $24K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $16K to a high of $32K. Allen Health Care Services, Partners In Care, and Comfort Keepers are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Home Health Aides earning around $21K, $21K, or $21K at each firm, respectively.

Employees at Home Instead Senior Home Care, Bayada Nurses Inc, and Comfort Keepers can also expect below-average earnings of $21K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,174

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Home Health Aides, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+10 percent) and Philadelphia (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Dayton and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Home Health Aide Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Home Health Aide in St. Louis:
"Research other jobs First not a good paying job."
When you look for pennies you find pennies, when you go for dollars you make dollars. Get paid for what your worth!

Key Stats for Home Health Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
▲17%

Hospice Care
▲9%


▲1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

Home Care
▼0%

Cleaning
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 74%